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Kaz Yamamoto Interview

Date: January 20, 2011
Location: Santa Monica, California
Videographer: Kirk Peterson
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-111
02:54:13
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Nisei male. Born March 18, 1924, in Sanger, California. Grew up in Santa Monica, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp temporarily to work at a farm labor camp in Pocatello, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois, before eventually returning to Santa Monica.
This interview is part of the Manzanar National Historic Site Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Parents' family backgrounds Segment 1 of 25 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Living in Japan for a short time as a child Segment 2 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Description of siblings Segment 3 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Attending elementary school Segment 4 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Memories of Japanese language school Segment 5 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Learning Japanese calligraphy Segment 6 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Recreational activities before the war Segment 7 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Childhood memories of Santa Monica Segment 8 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 9 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Coping with restrictions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 10 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Preparing for mass removal Segment 11 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California First arriving at Manzanar Segment 12 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Working in Manzanar's camouflage net factory Segment 13 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Attending school in camp Segment 14 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Leaving camp for six months to work in a defense plant Segment 15 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Leaving camp temporarily to work on a farm Segment 16 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Living conditions on the farm labor camp Segment 17 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Working as a junior cook in camp Segment 18 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Hearing about the Manzanar riot Segment 19 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Sister's illness after leaving camp Segment 20 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Meeting future wife and getting married Segment 21 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Returning to Santa Monica Segment 22 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Visiting Manzanar Segment 23 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Family's postwar experiences Segment 24 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Santa Monica, California Description of jobs in camp Segment 25 of 25 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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